Western Digital Rolls Out Elite Passports, Unstackable In Comparison

Western Digital Rolls Out Elite Passports, Unstackable In Comparison

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 16, 2008

While I'm still pretty happy with my Western Digital Passport 250GB purchased about a year ago for about $120, every time they do another redesign, the more I want to just go out and buy another to create a stack of Passports on my desk. Though upon closer inspection, the new models aren't even the same shape as my old drive - and stacking them would create an odd looking tower. Oh well, details after the jump...

The new line of Passports will be further tagged with "Elite and Essential" series names. They will also come in the new 500GB flavor, creating half of a ridiculous amount of space for a notebook conveniently packed into a 2.5" external chassis. And remember, they're USB only - which means the one thing we love most here at Unplggd - no wires!

The drives usually comes with built-in software that allows synchronization with folders on specific computers and 128-bit encryption if needed. The new Elite drives will come in bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red. My Passport Elite 500 GB USB portable drive will be available for $219.99.

[via Crave]

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